"Combines a theological integrity with imaginative and innovative ways of thinking about Church as a complex network. Not only does this book contribute to the current debate about the Church it is also a meditation on faith and believing in the city. It is a must read for all of those thinking through the future of the Church."
"Kester Brewin is one of the sharpest thinkers on the emerging scene. For years, his community, Vaux, created worship spaces that engaged forbidden cultural and theological themes. Combining psychology, urban theory, and complexity theory with biblical reflection on church and leadership, his book Signs of Emergence continues this pattern and doesn’t disappoint."
Prof. Ryan Bolger, assistant professor of church in contemporary culture, Fuller Theological Seminary, and co-author of Emerging Churches.
"Signs of Emergence is a revolutionary statement of intent: Jesus lives where the dirt is, which is good news for all of us. Reading this book will challenge your own boundaries. If you let it do its work, you will never be the same again."
"In these pages are perceptive and loving words about the church, offering important frameworks from development and emergence theory to give churches a way of understanding how all of us can navigate the tough waters of change."
Alan Roxburgh, president, Missional Leadership Institute
"Signs of Emergence is Poetic... Practical....Fierce... When you read it you enter into the multi colored expression of God, mission, and hope. Finally a 'sign' that goes beyond the plentiful books out there on any emerging church stuff."
"If I had a list of the ten most important books for the emerging church, and for the church in general, I think this would definitely be on it. I'll soon have to retire my copy to give its battered binding a much needed break."
Jordon Cooper, blogger and founder member of Resonate.